“Give Kansas Republicans credit for a well-oiled get-out-the-vote machine,” wrote Kansas City Star columnist Steve Kraske. “Gov. Sam Brownback said more than a million phone calls were made. A million! Four phone banks were in near-constant operation. The party went so far as to hire professional door knockers, including home-school kids from an organization called Generation Joshua, to contact voters.” Kraske’s highlights and lowlights included Vice President Joe Biden’s Election Day radio declaration that independent Greg Orman, if elected to the U.S. Senate, would be “one of us.” Kraske also concluded that “negative ads still work” and that Kansans “like fighters. How else can you explain the nearly 60 percent of the vote that Secretary of State Kris Kobach landed? Look for him on a ballot for governor or U.S. Senate.” – Rhonda Holman
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